14 Aug '14

News A-level results: smiles and tears as Bristol students get their grades

Joy and relief for some, disappointment and uncertainty for others at North Bristol Post 16 Centre on A-level results dayIt all got too much for one young man when he opened the envelope containing his A-level results at North Bristol Post 16 Centre. He had not got the results he expected and, distraught, the teenager removed his glasses and stamped on them."The stakes are very high," said Sarah Baker, headteacher of Redland Green, one of two schools that operate the centre. "Sometimes people do panic. There's a lot of expectation and hope; if things don't go to plan there is disappointment. But we work with the students we contact Ucas or the university and often they still have a place." Continue reading...

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